Day 1: Cusco – Aguas Calientes
Transfer from your hotel in Cusco between approx 06:40 am- 6.50am.
The train ride consists of spectacular views in this wonderful land of the Incas, amazing landscapes of mountains and valleys, Inca farming terraces on both sides of the valley, snow capped mountains and sub-tropical jungle near the Ceja de Selva. From Pachar the sacred Vilcanota river will be our companion until arrival at Aguas Calientes (2040m) well known as Machu Picchu Pueblo. A SAS Travel rep will meet you at the train station and accompany you to Hostel Viajeros where you can settle and prepare for your lunch. From about 2.30pm you can enjoy free time wandering the local markets, the Botanical garden, new Machu Picchu museum or walk to Mandor waterfall. Or for the daring, climb Putucusi Mountain (3hrs, steep gradient including ladders up to 20m each, only recommended for the very fit with no vertigo). The rest of the group who have done the 2 day Inca trail trek will arrive at approx 5.30pm for dinner together. You may like to relax in the hot springs in the evening.
Meals:Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation:Viajeros Hostel or let us know if you would like an hotel upgrade option see recommendations
Day 2: Early bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Pichu Citadel, guided tour, Train return to Cusco.
Early breakfast at 05:00 am at the Hostel. Then we are ready to board the first bus to Machu Picchu at approx 05.30am and arrive at the entrance at 06.00am when the gates of this Sanctuary is open (please have your passport on hand). Guided tour of Machupicchu Citadel before the crowds arrive and the site is full of people, it takes approx 2 – 2.5 Hrs and leads you through all the most important areas, miradors, temples, residences, best spots and all archaeological sites with the insights of very capable guides. After our interesting tour you have plenty of time for more exploration in your own, time to get the best photos or also you will have time for optional hikes around. (Walk to the Sun`s Gate, Inca Bridge, or climbing to Huayna Picchu the young mountain.
Maximum Altitude:2,700 masl
Minimum Altitude:2,000 masl
Distance Travelled:6-8 Km
Approximate Walking Time:6-8 Hrs
What is Included:
What is not Included:
We recommend that you bring:
You only need to carry a small day pack with water bottle, camera, rain jacket/poncho, change of clothes, basic toiletries, sun hat/sunscreen, insect repellent, torch, comfortable sturdy shoes, sport shoes or hiking boots, extra money.